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The Ultimate Pepper Seeds Vendor List

​​You can buy pepper seeds in stores and online, but this process can be challenging.


Traditional choices, such as bell peppers and jalapenos, are usually accessible.

On the other hand, pepper varieties like super hot pepper seeds or special heirlooms are typically more difficult to find.

pepper seed packets

I love growing non-traditional chillies. In the past, I would do endless searches and if I was lucky, find the seeds I wanted.

Even more, I might find the seeds only to discover the vendor was sold out of that particular variety.

Does this sound familiar?

As a result, I created this resource. (I know I can’t be the only one who needs it!)

This list will always be here so you can reference it when you’re ready to start planting. Feel free to bookmark this page, or download a copy in the GHP Library (a resource for email subscribers).

By the way… If you need help starting your pepper seeds, be sure to check out The Pepper Seed Starting Guide. This ebook steps you through all of the processes of starting pepper seeds inside and growing them into healthy plants that are ready for the outdoors.

​About This List

​​This vendor list provides sources for pepper seeds ​from the United States and other countries. Some of these vendors focus on just chile related products, while others offer all kinds of gardening supplies.

So as to make things easier, I’ve broken sections up into vendors that carry super hot pepper seeds and heirloom varieties. Then, companies are listed by state and country.

How The Vendors Made The List:


  • I personally purchase from these businesses and consistently have a great experience


  • Other pepper growers regularly recommend these seed companies

To clarify, this means that I don’t have experience with all of these vendors. Be sure to reference this seed buying guide before purchasing. If you should discover a problem, please let me know so I can adjust this list accordingly.

Lastly, please note that this is just a sampling of chile seed vendors and not the only places where you can buy seeds. I sincerely hope this page helps you find the chile seeds you want!

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase using my link. This is at no additional cost to you. My decision to recommend these companies is based solely on my own positive experiences and not due to any commission I make.

My Favorite Seed Company Overall

The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is my go-to resource for all kinds of seeds, from peppers, vegetables and herbs. I’m not affiliated with this business — I just love their products!

Baker Creek has a nice selection of sweet and hot chile varieties. What I enjoy is that I can always find all kinds of heirlooms from so many different countries.

Most importantly, the germination rates are incredible! The seed quality and customer service is consistently outstanding.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company:

Location: Missouri

Growing Carolina Reaper Plants. (Pepper seeds from Baker Creek and PuckerButt Pepper Company)

Super Hot Chili Seed Vendors

Are you specifically looking for super hot chili varieties? These businesses all have a large selection of pepper seeds. Some vendors sell chile plants and fresh peppers too.


Etsy is an online marketplace where you can find a huge selection of pepper seeds, plants and fresh peppers. You’ll find all kinds of varieties including super hot chillies.


Hot Fish Heirloom Pepper
The Hot Fish Is An African-American Heirloom Pepper

Heirloom Seed Vendors

Growing heirlooms helps keep historical varieties going and it’s also ideal for seed saving. These companies have a good selection of heirloom chile seeds.

Rare and Exotic Chile Seeds

Etsy is one of my favorite places to find special varieties. This online marketplace has an endless variety of vendors who offer all kinds of chile seeds, plants and more.

Click here to visit the Etsy marketplace

Vendors In The USA











Brazilian Starfish Peppers
Brazilian Starfish Peppers

​Vendors In Other Countries





How To Grow Hot Peppers From Seed

After you have your seeds ready to go, be sure to check out these posts for what to do next.

Pepper Seed Germination Temperature

How Long Does It Take To Grow Peppers From Seed?

How To Plant Seeds From A Fresh Pepper

How To Plant Pepper Seeds Indoors

More Posts On Pepper Seeds:

In short, I hope this list makes your growing experience more enjoyable. I’d love to know what chile seeds you’re starting!

​And for those of you looking for complete, how-to steps on all indoor growing phases, from ​germinating your seeds to g​etting your seedlings to the point ​where they can safely go outside… Make sure to check out the updated and expanded Pepper Seed Starting Guide. I personally use this resource to ​start my abundant pepper garden each season, and I’m always here to answer questions!

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